Undecided on whether Windows 8's radical departure with the Metro UI is right for you? Microsoft's hoping to make believers out of everybody by offering a special promotion that'll let users upgrade from Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro for a mere $40.
Citing declining DVD and Blu-ray disc sales, Microsoft is making the tough decision to not support optical disc playback in Windows 8's default Media Center app. Don't panic just yet, this isn't the final nail in the DVD's coffin, but it might as well be as digital solutions become more popular.
With the Nokia Lumia family of phones firmly planted, it's kind of a no-brainer that the Microsoft/Nokia partnership is running on course. A new rumor now hints that Nokia might show off a Windows 8 tablet by the end of the year. We'll take one to go please.
Cue the jokes! If you thought Windows Vista and Windows 7's six different editions were too much, wait until you get a load at what Microsoft is planning. According to some registry entries in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, there might be nine versions available at launch.
Just as expected, Microsoft released its Windows 8 Consumer Preview into the wild. It's available, now, so what are you waiting for, go download it now, chop, chop!
Microsoft's quad-colored Windows flag is getting retired. With the complete overhaul of Windows 8 and its Metro UI makeover, Microsoft felt its new operating system needed a new logo — one that looked more like a window. New Windows 8 logo, meet user; user, meet new Windows 8 logo. You're going to be new best buds.
Just so you know, Windows friggin' 8 is coming out this year, and Microsoft just announced it's going to be releasing a "Consumer Preview" (beta) version of it for all to download and test out. Here's what you'll be looking forward to.
DigiTimes is at it again, but instead of talking up info on the next iPad or iPhone, it's reporting that Windows 8 tablets might cost somewhere between $600 and $900. If true, well, Windows 8 tablets could be screwed.
The tablet wars were supposed to get really ugly this year between Android tablets and the iPad 2, but that didn't happen. iPad 2 crushed the Xoom, PlayBook and Galaxy Tab all into the ground. What's Nokia to do if it wants to make admirable tablets? Apparently, get in bed with Windows 8.
This is a sign — a sign that the HP TouchPad deserves a second chance. After receiving an unofficial Android port, it's now going around that HP is retooling the TouchPad to work as a Windows 8 tablet. Poor webOS.